Print, Profit and Perception: Ideas, Information and Knowledge in Chinese Societies, 1895-1949

Weipin Tsai (Editor), Pei-yin Lin (Editor)

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Print, Profit, and Perception examines the dynamic cross-cultural exchanges occurring in China and Taiwan from the first Sino-Japanese War to the mid-twentieth century. Drawing examples from various genres, this interdisciplinary volume presents nine empirically grounded case studies on the growth in the production, dissemination and consumption of texts, which lay behind a dramatic expansion of knowledge. The chapters collectively address the co-existence of globalization and localization processes in the period. By taking into account intra-Asian cultural encounters and tracing the multiple competing forces encountered by many, this book offers a fresh and compelling take on how individuals and social groups participated in transnational conceptual flows.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages276
ISBN (Print)1570-1344
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2014


  • Shenbao
  • print culture
  • material culture
  • Late Qing
  • Press
  • Republican China

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